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#1476 Post by What A Disgrace » Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:36 am

L.A. wrote:
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10 great British silent films
I went into this smugly expecting to read a list of ten films I already heard of, and left it having heard of four films I had not heard of but now definitely want to see.

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#1479 Post by Maltic » Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:48 am

L.A. wrote:
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10 great country music films

Unforgiveable omission of Clint's Honkytonk Man

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#1480 Post by smokes » Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:23 pm

^^ they also omitted the classic nashiville girl

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#1481 Post by L.A. » Sat Jun 19, 2021 1:23 pm

I remember seeing a country music(?) film a long time ago but don’t know the title. The main character writes a song and auditions it in front of some music people. They think the composition doesn’t have any potential and kiss him goodbye. In reality the mighty ones/record producers steal the song and is recorded by another artist and becomes a hit. When the original composer hears it on the radio he of course is pissed and wants to set things right. Don’t know is the film on that list but would love to see it again.

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#1483 Post by L.A. » Thu Aug 05, 2021 12:37 pm

10 great Technicolor films

I would say this is a great list.

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#1484 Post by Roscoe » Fri Aug 06, 2021 10:11 am

BFI to release THE SEVENTH SEAL as their first 4K UHD release.

https://www.bfi.org.uk/news/seventh-sea ... ay-release

Edit: my apologies, I didn't see the posting to this effect in the other thread.

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#1485 Post by Suchwas McTeague » Fri Aug 06, 2021 10:02 pm

Can US citizens become BFI members, and if so, do they qualify for the 15% off shop purchases (by mail, obviously)?

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#1489 Post by yoloswegmaster » Thu Sep 30, 2021 9:00 am

Apologies if this has been mentioned on here but the BFI will be hosting a Truffaut retrospective in 2022, that will also include bluray releases from BFI in Spring 2022. I wonder if some of the releases will be in 4K UHD, especially since Carlotta is releasing the Antoine Doinel series in 4K UHD later this year.

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#1490 Post by swo17 » Tue Oct 05, 2021 2:29 am

dustybooks wrote:
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Appears that Targets is delayed till October 4th.
And now June of next year?

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#1491 Post by dwk » Tue Oct 05, 2021 3:04 am

I think the BFI said that Targets is getting a new restoration and they are waiting for that. (I would assume that means it likely is getting a US release before the BFI disc from Paramount, Criterion or Shout.)

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#1492 Post by MichaelB » Tue Oct 05, 2021 6:09 am

Ben Stoddart has explicitly said that they're waiting on the new restoration, and that the timetable is therefore in Paramount's hands rather than theirs.

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#1493 Post by swo17 » Tue Oct 05, 2021 10:01 am

Good to know, thanks

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#1494 Post by Finch » Tue Oct 19, 2021 8:02 pm

SPECS for Naked:

Audio commentary with Mike Leigh, David Thewlis and Katrin Cartlidge
The Short & Curlies (1987, 17 mins):Mike Leigh’s short film starring Alison Steadman and David Thewlis centres on a hairdresser and her daughter and the romance between a woman who works in a chemist and a man who mainly communicates through jokes.
Mike Leigh and Dick Pope on Naked (2021, 26 mins): newly recorded interview with Mike Leigh and his long-time cinematographer as they discuss the making of Naked.
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2021 theatrical trailer

SPECS for BLEAK MOMENTS

Audio commentary by writer and director Mike Leigh (2015)
Bleak Moments: 50 Years On (2021, 9 mins): a short interview with Mike Leigh as he looks back on his debut feature
In Conversation: Mike Leigh and Leslie Blair (1972, 28 mins): in this rare archive interview director Mike Leigh and producer and editor Leslie Blair discuss Bleak Moments
Interview with Mike Leigh (2019, 36 mins): filmed after a screening of his 1976 film Nuts in May, Mike Leigh discusses his early career and his approach to filmmaking with film programmer Neil McGlone
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**FIRST PRESSING ONLY** Illustrated booklet with a new essay on the film by Ellen Cheshire , original Sight & Sound review and full film credits


Out of the Blue has been pushed back to Nov 22.

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#1495 Post by L.A. » Mon Nov 08, 2021 8:13 am

South & The Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration on Film Blu-ray

The British Film Institute plans to release on Blu-ray Frank Hurley's South & The Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration on Film (1919). The three-disc set will be available for purchase on February 21.

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#1496 Post by Caligula » Mon Nov 08, 2021 10:14 am

Speaking of the BFI and Antarctica, is anyone aware whether the new The Great White Silence due for release on 21 February 2022 is the same transfer as found on their release of 20 June 2011?

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#1497 Post by L.A. » Tue Nov 09, 2021 6:24 am

Where to begin with Paul Schrader and Clint Eastwood.

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#1498 Post by cj-535 » Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:26 am

For anyone based in the UK near a Fopp, they've currently got a huge offer on BFI releases, with most of the back catalogue available for only £6 each (including relatively recent releases such as The River, Mogul Mowgli etc). Plus they're doing a further 20% off blu ray until I believe the 29th Nov, so some pretty amazing deals to be had.

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